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Two Truths and A Lie

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, 
with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
Ephesians 6:14

Have you ever played the game, Two Truths and A Lie?

It’s a fun activity at parties or even a Sunday School class. Each person in the group takes a turn to tell three “facts” about themselves. Two of the facts are true. One is a lie. The others try to guess which one is the lie.

While this is a fun party game, it’s not so fun in real life.

And it’s one of Satan’s best strategies.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 says Satan seeks to distort truth. In The Message translation, Eugene Peterson puts it like this: We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God.

In Genesis 3, Satan’s version of Two Truths and A Lie went like this:

You won’t die.
Your eyes will be opened.
You will be like God, knowing good and evil.

Unlike the party game, Satan’s version is more lie than truth.

You probably know what happened next. Adam and Eve realized they were naked. Their eyes were opened, and they felt shame. While they didn’t physically die immediately, the process started. They had some qualities like God, but they certainly weren’t equal to God like Satan had made it sound.

If Satan can convince us to believe distorted truth, we can never win the spiritual battles he throws at us.

Sadly, that’s becoming more commonplace even in the Christian community.

When you seek truth, remember these things:
  1. Jesus Christ Himself is truth. John 14:6-7
  2. God defines truth, which includes his original intent. Titus 1:2
  3. God’s Word is truth. John 17:17
  4. Our feelings, thoughts, experiences or emotions do not define truth. 
Lord, help me to see your truth and your original intent. Help me not to fall into Satan’s lies.


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